22.04.2014 Health & Fitness

Health Benefits Of Ginger You Never Knew

LISTEN APR 22, 2014

There are many health benefits of ginger you never knew which are very vital to our everyday life.

1. It calms the nerve
Ginger is known to increase circulation, which is why it's been used in eastern massage practices for centuries.

2. it keeps things moving
Ginger enhances your body metabolism. Ginger is an antispasmodic, meaning it helps reduce cramping—even the ones associated with being gassy. Its warming properties also increase blood flow within your gastrointestinal system to help stimulate digestion.

3. It eases nausea
it cures many sickness. From motion sickness to morning sickness to just plain old flu sickness, ginger has been long used to settle upset stomachs. A bottle of ginger ale is all you need in the morning when feel queasy. In fact, back in the day, fishermen would chew on raw ginger root to alleviate nausea from seasickness.

4. it's a natural pain reliever.
Do you have ache, pains and cramps? Ginger can help. Its anti-inflammatory properties help make sore muscles, creaky joints and even arthritis feel better and relieved. I recommend you use ginger for food especially when boiling your meat.

5. Helps blood flow
Ginger clears the microcirculatory channels of the body, including the pesky sinuses that tend to flare up from time to time. Do you know ginger can help surgery patients? Chewing ginger post-operation can help overcome nausea.

Here are Three Ways to Use Ginger
1. Ginger & Herb Rice
when cooking basmati rice or even your local rice. All you need is to add some ginger to you ingredient list. When you take the lid off the pan, quickly stir in finely chopped garlic, ginger, green chillies and fresh cilantro leaves—the burst of flavour and fragrance will drive your senses crazy with desire!

2. Ginger In Your Juice
'Grate' idea: grate some ginger root and put it in your juicer, along with carrots and apples and a little lemon juice. Totally yummy, and of course, so good for you!

3. Gingery Dessert
Add few chops grated ginger on your vanilla banana cotta inclusive of cucumber, carrot, cabbage and lettuce or strawberry sorbet can wake up the flavour!

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